How to teach children we rise by lifting others

  I learned long ago that in lifting others up, supporting them, cheering them on and helping them we also rise. This is a lesson I want my children to know  and to understand deep in their hearts, In giving of themselves they are not draining themselves or losing something, in fact it is the […]

I Love Recycling by Peter Blake

For Christmas my husband bought me this limited edition Peter Blake lithographic print reproduced onto tin plate. I have wanted it for ages and I adore it! I will hang it in my kitchen to inspire my children. I adore the pop art images, the bright colours and the sentiment. Definitely my favourite gift. I […]

Wednesday Wisdom #3

Wednesday Wisdom #2

I love this quote ….it draws together two of my most favourite things. It is actually an old Chinese proverb. I need more time in my life for both gardening and reading . Both feed and nurture my soul.  

Wednesday Wisdom #1


Why Loyalty Matters

Loyalty is a quality that means a huge deal to me. I was raised by a mother who was endlessly loyal, steadfast and reliable. You could be certain she would love you and be there for you no matter what. It is an absolute gift to be bought up with such surety. It has made […]

We need to talk about good things

I read a post today on a blog that contained 60 tiny love stories., It made me feel happy, energized, warm, delighted, inspired and it restored my faith. I also watched the news for 10 minutes, it made me sad, scared, worried, anxious and frightened. Yes we should voice our troubles get comfort and support. […]

Contagious Creativity

My son painted this picture when he was 5 years old. He had been told by his teacher to draw a house in plain pencil.   He however quite rightly lived in a world of colour. That year he got a grade C in art, apparently he wasn’t great at following direction.Artists don’t follow direction […]

Make a winter warming parcel

  Linking this up to festive friday over at Thinly Spread where all things festive happen. What could be more festive than sharing a winter warming parcel and spreading goodwill ? xxxx

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